Norton Virus - Norton PC Checkup

Re: Norton Virus - Norton PC Checkup

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed. Dec. 03, 2008 2:05 pm

SAU wrote:ESET NOD 32, I'm telling ya. Do away with all of the "utilities" and go with nothing more than a fire wall and A

Before that the big key is making sure your up to date with windows patches. A good lightweight AV is next and if you're not behind a router then get some software firewall protection. Having said that the very best AV is between the keyboard and the chair.
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Re: Norton Virus - Norton PC Checkup

PostBy: djackman On: Fri. Dec. 05, 2008 6:08 pm

A $49 Linksys wired 4-port router is one of the best PC security investments anyone can make. No ports forwarded, no need for an incoming firewall to protect against outside threat vectors.

After seeing outgoing software firewall exception lists created by most users I'll say that at least 80% of them have no idea what they're letting out. More often than not they accidentally block iexplore.exe and can't figure out how to unblock it. 3rd party software firewalls seem to be the component that uses the most resources in the various "Internet Security" packages, AVG included.

I used to tell clients to buy a 4-port Linksys BEFSR41 and they won't see me as often, even on single user systems. But what Richard said is the most true - the best protection is an educated user.

(not that blocking IE from the Internet is a bad thing.... :D)
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Re: Norton Virus - Norton PC Checkup

PostBy: e.alleg On: Fri. Dec. 26, 2008 10:23 pm

Devil505 wrote:I hate Norton crap! I'll remove Anything I see from Symantec on any computer I buy. (years ago I had a Norton security suite that screwed up my computer with a bad update, Since then, I don't trust any Norton crap! :mad: (all the new computers come preloaded with a trial version of it...Just uninstall it)

You can order a computer as a business and it won't come with any crap on it, nothing at all actually unless you ask.
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Re: Norton Virus - Norton PC Checkup

PostBy: bustedwing On: Sun. Dec. 28, 2008 11:21 pm

Been using norton since early 90's?,when it was still Peter Norton only and have had no problems,the computer runs slow when automatic updates is turned on,turn it off and do the updates while watching football etc.,spywareblaster and spybot search and destroy available free from round out the package.Only problem came from teatimer which I removed by uninstalling the program and reinstalling without the teatimer update.Good speed and no bugs.Lots of ram and not installing operating systems that are newer than what came with the machine when new and gobble resources keeps the speed up also.Works for me. RichB
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Re: Norton Virus - Norton PC Checkup

PostBy: kootch88 On: Fri. Jan. 02, 2009 12:14 am

Last week I had a spy program and it kept popping up so I couldn't use my system. I finally got to my uninstall section and lo and behold I was not allowed access to this feature for this program!! I finally got it by updating my Windows Defender. What a pain in the neck that was.
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